Seems to me like a lot of people actually seek out things which 'offend' them, and enjoy venting their frustration at being 'offended'. As though they live to be 'offended'. 'That's offensive', 'that's going too far', etc. I seem to hear these sorts of phrases more and more often. Just now on the AFL Board (probably in light of Reid's likely withdrawal from tomorrow's clash with the Eagles) a well-known poster decided it would be funny to create a thread with the title 'Things less shakey than Crookwood's premiership defence', and posted a photo of the WTC burning as the OP. I suspect he might have meant for it to be on Bay 13 rather than the main board, but I digress. Here are just some of the responses to his efforts before the thread was swiftly deleted: 'Dude. You know it's the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday? Go play in traffic.' 'Very, very poor form' 'Absolutely disgusting, even by Bay13 standards, which we aren't even on.' 'we dont even take it this far in the Bay poor thread shit Poster' 'Just had to get in to call you a ****** before the lock... ******.' '...you are a disgrace. I have never targeted an individual on this forum but your post says a lot about you. You need help.' Leaving aside the blatant hypocrisy of some of these responders' potentially-'offensive' retorts, the thread got me to thinking. When did we become such a bunch of PC dogooders who froth at the mouth as soon as somebody makes light of something none of us can do anything about? Has it always been like this? Is it getting worse? Are we in this country too quick to get upset and emotional over the use of words and ideas we don't agree with? Over to you, good folk of bigfooty.